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Halo Just Isn’t the Same Without Martin O’Donnell

OnlySP: Everyone knows of Halo, be you an Xbox player, a PlayStation fan, a PC gamer or a Nintendo enthusiast. Whether gamers like it or not, Halo is one of the most influential franchises in the history of gaming, selling off millions of copies world-wide. It was also responsible for saving the first Xbox from near death, an important feat in the industry.

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ThatKanadianKid1132d ago

That's how I felt as well while playing Halo 4. Just felt like something was missing, and it kinda downgraded the experience for me. Great game all around, just didn't get that feeling while playing it like I still do playing the original Halo games. Hell, I still go back and play those games just to hear the soundtrack while I'm playing.

darkslayer2081132d ago (Edited 1132d ago )

halo 4 was disappointing, the story is weak and without dual wielding the gameplay is weak..It was not the same halo I use know without Bungie M$ ruined it ..

EDIT: Halo 3> Halo 4

loulou1132d ago

halo 4 is a great game. but Marty is sorely missed. he should have been offered a fat salary to join 343

General Shrooms1132d ago

Agreed, but I'd go as far to say that Halo 4 is the worst of the halos.

Sam Fisher1131d ago

Halo died when cortana died, end of story. And this halo was mediocre with alot of things, i do miss dual wielding, 343 is killing the beauty of halo imo

Ausbo1131d ago

I thought the music in halo 4 was beautiful. Not taking anything away from marty, who is awesome, but i really did'nt miss him. The music was still epic, and it sounded like halo

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Mr_Nuts1132d ago (Edited 1132d ago )

Halo 4 sounded more like a Hollywood movie, however there were some parts that sounded Halo like but not alot, even the main theme of Halo (Chiefs theme) was only added a little bit in one of the songs.

Assassins Creed 3 had that problem, it sounded too different and sounded like a Hollywood blockbuster

I always felt some of the old music had a little bit of an Irish jig to them.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

2.17 onwards is the best.....I always remember trying to do the last mission to go with the music, like I just get the warthog on board as soon as the music hits it's epic finale.

PockyKing1132d ago

Ugh nostalgia, why do you do this to me lol. "goes and plays Halo 3"

Convas1132d ago

I kind of agree, and then I disagree.

Halo 4 was the start of a new trilogy and thus a new identity would be needed for the music. I will miss Marty's music, but I think Neil Davidge & Kazuma Jinnouchi have done a great job so far, especially with the allusions to the original Halo trilogy music in the OST.

Sacrifice, from the 2nd part of the Halo 4 OST has replaced 117 as my favorite, listen as the piece heads towards the end, reminded of anything? The brass and string work is absolutely FANTASTIC.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

117 however is an incredible homage to Master Chief and I feel it is the true theme of Halo 4. Once again, the allusions to Marty's music are strong in this one.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

And last but not least, Atonement, which is an interesting hail back to Marty's Halo 2 Menu Music - http://www.youtube.com/watc... which is arguably better, but you still get that sense of familiarity from it, especially with the tender Halo theme trail off on piano at the end of the song.

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

I'm a musician, and Halo music is what solidified my love for the series, sorry for the wall o text.

PockyKing1132d ago

The music Neil did was great no doubt, but you just can't hear it while playing. There's no audio settings to balance it out either which disappointed me. Still have high hopes for Halo 5 though, can't wait to see what's next.

CalamityCB1132d ago

From what I have heard from Kazuma, I wouldn't mind if he was the main composer for the next game :)
Sacrifice is one of my favorites too :D

BALLARD321132d ago

Racing through the Pillar of Autumn with the intense music in the background was epic.

ironmonkey1132d ago

I think its one of the best halos on 360. Its the only game i enjoy most right now and graphically beautiful.

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